Meloni chooses a moderate profile from La Liga to take over the economy portfolio

Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni will be the first woman to head the Italian government and will have Antonio Tajani, former president of the European Parliament, as foreign minister, and Giancarlo Giorgetti, a moderate from the League, in the important department of the economy, in key executive positions. Meloni, Roman from 45 years old and the winner of the election General elections on September 25, he accepted the mandate of the head of state, Sergio Mattarella, to form a government, with the support of his right-wing coalition partners.

The leader of the Brothers of Italy (FdI) will have a cabinet composed of members of her formation, Matteo Salvini’s far-right League and Silvio Berlusconi’s conservative Forza Italia (FI). Meloni has two vice-presidential seats belonging to his partners: Tajani, Berlusconi’s right-hand man and number two Forza Italia, and Salviniwho will also hold the post of Minister of Infrastructure, because although he aspired to repeat in internal affairs, as between 2018 and 2019, he did not achieve this due to the trial against the immigration policy.

In total, the Government of Meloni will have 24 ministries and undersecretaries of the Presidency (Alfredo Mantovano), of which 8 will belong to his party, 4 to the League and 6 to Forza Italia. while 6 will be led by technicians. The most complicated portfolio will be the economy, as it will have to overcome the energy and inflation crisis and distribute 222,000 million euros of European funds: the chosen one is Giorgetti, 55 years oldan expert from the prestigious Bocconi University and former Minister of Development, and an exponent of the most moderate and pro-European wing of the League, in a clear message abroad.

Guido Crossettoco-founder of FdI and very close to Meloni, returns after several years of absence from the party and becomes the prime minister’s right hand in defense issueespecially important because of the tension with Russia, while to avoid problems with Matteo Salvini, his former chief of staff Matteo Piantedosi, the current government envoy from Rome and one of Meloni’s technocrats, is going to the Ministry of Interior. Minister of European AffairsCohesion policies and the recovery plan Raffaele Fittoof FdI and the Meloni nexus in Europe, thanks to his network of contacts in the group Euroskeptic of conservatives and reformists, while Gilberto Pichietto Fratin from FI, a 68-year-old veteran close to Tajani, appears as head of public administration.

Meloni will have 24 ministries and an undersecretary of the Presidency (Alfredo Mantovano), of which 8 will belong to his party, 4 to the League and 6 to Forza Italia

The Ministry of Justicefor which Berlusconi fought hard, will go before the FdI judge Carlo Nordiobut yes his 75 years are prestigious career investigating the Red Brigades or political corruption in the 90s, while the choice of the FI leader for the post is the former President of the Senate Maria Elisabetta Casellati (76) is new Head of the Department for Institutional Reforms. The head of Economic Development, now called Companies and Made in Italy, is Adolfo Urdo, from the FdI and from 2021 the president of the control body of the intelligence services (Copasir), while the transition portfolio of Ecologic belongs to Paolo Zangrillo, the 60-year-old deputy from the FI .

IN Education chosen by Giuseppe ValditaraThe 61-year-old, who, although he is on the list of the Brothers of Italy, was an adviser to Salvini, while regional affairs will be dealt with by one of the historical founders of the League and party coordinator Roberto Calderoli (66). The head of Labor will be a woman, the independent Marina Elvira Calderone, a friend of Meloni, but who has also won positions on the left, while the head of the University and research will be Anna María Bernini, a former minister and Berlusconi’s right-hand man.

owner Health is Dr. Orazio Schillaci, rector of Tor Vergata University, another position from which Meloni chose a technocrat after strongly criticizing the management of the pandemic by previous executives. In Culture, the journalist Gennaro Sangiuliano, director of various news programs on the public channel Rai, was appointed, while Tourism goes to Daniela Santanché, always in politics, but also known for her nightclub on the Costa Smeralda in Sardinia and parties on the island.

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